Small Financial Assistance
- Miracle Flights for Kids: Provides free medical flights to specialized care and second opinions.
- NetWish: Provides up to $500 in donations to families with immediate and pressing financial needs.
- Modest Needs: Empowers members of the general public to make small, emergency grants to low-income workers who are at risk of slipping into poverty
- Chronic Disease Fund: Helps patients with chronic disease, cancer and other life-altering conditions obtain the life-saving medications they need.
- HelpHopeLive: Fundraising platform for patients struggling to pay for treatments.
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance: Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.
- NeedyMeds: Helps people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.
- Patient Advocate: Provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.
- HealthWell Foundation: Assists patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses in paying their share of prescription drug copayments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums
Advocacy Organizations for Children and People with Disabilities
- National Disability Rights Network
- National Organization on Disability (NOD)
- Federation for Children with Special Needs (MA)
- Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center
- Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
- Find Local Resources by United Cerebral Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy Resources
- Wheelchair Foundation
- National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
- The Arc
- Cerebral Palsy Guidance
- Cerebral Palsy Group
Special Education & Vocational Rehabilitation
Your child with disabilities may be eligible for Special Education services under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B (3-21) or Part C (birth-2). If your child’s disabilities do not significantly impact his education, he may still be eligible for a 504 Plan under Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) (U.S. Department of Education)
- State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Directory (VOC REHAB) (U.S. Department of Education)
- Center for Parent Information and Resources (Formally National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities)
- Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 (U.S. Department of Education)
- Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
- Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)